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Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World s Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today This in depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship It explains the sources and history of the world s religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion